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What does labor want?

Samuel Gompers - Founder of the American Federation of Labor answers:

“We want more school houses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright.  These in brief are the primary demands made by the Trade Unions in the name of labor.  These are the demands made by labor upon modern society and in their consideration is involved the fate of civilization.” (1893)

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